Aug 13, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics third baseman Scott Sizemore (29) throws to first base during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at the O.co Coliseum. The Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A’s Cactus League: Sizemore Leaves Game After Hand Injury


Scott Sizemore was pulled out of the A’s Cactus League game on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a pitch.

Sizemore was hit in the back of his left hand, and came out due to “precautionary reasons.”

A’s manager Bob Melvin told the San Jose Mercury News that “there was enough pain for Sizemore to have trouble gripping a bat.”

However, Melvin says it appears to be a minor injury.

“They don’t think it’s a fracture,” he said. “We’ll see how it goes overnight, and we can do that (X-ray) tomorrow, if necessary.”

The A’s would go on to defeat the Rockies 7-2 in Spring Training action.

Sizemore is competing for the A’s starting job at second base with Jemile Weeks. He was traded to the A’s midway through the 2011 season, and hit .249 with 11 home runs in 93 games as the everyday third baseman.

However, a torn ACL suffered before the start of the 2012 campaign forced him to sit out the entire season.

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